HTC just lifted the veil to what accounts as one of its most gifted midrangers, and perhaps one of the most important handsets it has ever created, given the dire straits that the company is in. Despite all the differences in what has become an increasingly oligopolistic, cutthroat and commoditized smartphone industry, it managed to churn out an impressive and promising A9
, with a full set of features that matter.
The One A9 comes with a "bead-blasted" hairline metal chassis, etched buttons, and a dual-tone finish available in a Carbon Gray, Opal Silver, Topaz Gold and Deep Garnet. This time around, the company even outfitted its newest midranger with optical image stabilization for the camera, and a fingerprint scanner, adding to its standard BoomSound set of stereo speakers, ready to fend off the majority of midrangers, including the Chinese darlings.
To sum it up for an "introductory" $400 preorder price, you are getting the premium design feel you see in the slideshow below, 1080p AMOLED display, 13 MP OIS camera, BoomSound, a dedicated audio DAC, finger scanner, and 32 GB of internal storage, not to mention that there is a microSD slot for expansion.
There aren't many such offerings out there for such a decent tag, that is why we wanted to ask you if you are thinking of getting the One A9, either the unlocked version that is promised to get the newest Android two weeks after the Nexus phones, or some of the carrier versions. Take your pick below, and sound off with your arguments in the comments.